Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
He has recently been reading the "Great and Terrible" series by Christ Stewart. He's been traveling a lot for work, and likes to have a book with him. Volumes 3 & 4 of the series were supposed to last him a couple of weeks...he finished them both in about 5 days!
This, however, left him with nothing to read last week. At the last minute, I suggested he try reading the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" books. They are YA novels and some of Spencer's favorites. I read them too, and really enjoyed them.
Shane has been toting the first book around, pretending to read it. (It's a little above his reading level). I remembered it was on the shelf of his bed...
When I grabbed it, I had to laugh. Can you see something sticking out of the top of the book?
Here's a closer look:
Any guess what that is? Why, it's what passes for a bookmark in this household. If you haven't figured it out yet, this picture should leave no question in your mind...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A few days ago, he asked if we had any cookies. These are the sort of thing he is referring to:
I buy these little packages of cookies to pack in his lunches for school. Sadly, they were all gone.
Then, an idea began to form...my head began to pound, my palms to sweat and even though I wanted to stop myself, I surged forward and ...
I blurted out; "We could make some cookies".
Shane stared at me for a moment, a blank, confused look on his face. Then he said; "Sweet! We have cookie dough?"
You see, Shane thinks cookie dough looks like this:
And comes from this:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
19 years ago, you made your debut...Although it seems like just yesterday that you were a cute, spunky little girl...you have grown into a beautiful young woman. (Still cute and spunky!)
Here are a 19 fun, random facts about Em.
She loves music and loves to sing.
She also can play the piano and the violin.
She loves her friends and is kind, thoughtful and loyal.
She is a daddy's girl.
She loves the San Diego Temple:
Her favorite food is Chicken Broccoli Casserole.
Her favorite colors are RED and TURQUOISE. (Not necessarily together).
She loves Orca Whales. Last time we went to Sea World, she cried when "Shamu" made an appearance.
When she was little, she wanted to be a teacher and a hair stylist.
When she was 2, she fell out of her 2nd story bedroom window, but thankfully was unharmed.
She loves football, and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are her favorite team.
She likes to cook & is pretty good at it. (Don't ask her to sew anything, though!)
She is the only girl in our family. (Well, besides me!)
She is also the only granddaughter on my side of the family.
She is the 2nd oldest of our children, and has 3 brothers.
Her favorite movies are: "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "Pirates of the Caribbean"
She has always been happy and cheerful. She has a good sense of humor and loves to have fun.
She does not like "hick" music, so her dad loves to torture her with it on long road trips!
Never leave a drink unattended around Emily. She is sure to add a special ingredient, usually vinegar or lemon juice.
"If You Could Hie to Kolob" is one of her favorite hymns.
We love you, Emily. Have a wonderful, happy, exciting 19th birthday!